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Nation Nov 02Amazon increases parental leave, offers paid paternity leave for first time
Amazon has increased the amount of leave time it is giving to new parents, joining a host of other tech companies that are extending benefits in order to attract top talent.
Science Oct 30See close-up photos of geysers on Saturn’s moon
Haunting and detailed pictures of Saturn’s moon Enceladus are being released by NASA today after an October 28 flyby in which the Cassini spacecraft skimmed by only about 30 miles above the moon’s surface.
Nation Oct 30SXSW walks back its decision to cancel panels on gaming and harassment
Music and media conference South by Southwest has reversed its decision to cancel two panels related to online gaming and added an all-day summit on online harassment after widespread criticism.
Science Oct 29Astronaut Scott Kelly sets record for most days in orbit
As of today, International Space Station Commander Scott Kelly has spent more days off the planet than any other American. With 216 days in orbit, he sets the American record for most days spent space.
Politics Oct 23After losing bet, congressman sings ‘Meet the Mets’ on House floor
After his baseball team, the Dodgers, lost to the New York Mets in a playoff series last week, Rep. Adam Schiff had to stand up on the floor of the House and sing “Meet the Mets” to House members.
Nation Oct 20Is your job one of the best for work-life balance?
Jobs and recruiting site Glassdoor ranked the top 25 jobs for work-life balance.
Arts Oct 13Marlon James becomes first Jamaican-born author to win Man Booker prize
Marlon James is the first Jamaican-born writer to win the 2015 Man Booker prize for Fiction. James’ book, "A Brief History of Seven Killings," explores gang violence in Jamaica through the lens of the attempted killing of Bob Marley in…
Nation Oct 12Washington Post’s Jason Rezaian convicted as Iran contemplates prisoner exchange
The Washington Post has said that its correspondent Jason Rezaian, who has been detained in Iran for over a year on espionage charges, has been convicted.
Politics Oct 02Santa Claus runs for office in North Pole, Alaska
The clerk's office in North Pole, Alaska, announced Thursday that a man whose legal name is Santa Claus launched a write-in campaign for City Council, according to the Fairbanks Daily Newsminer.
Politics Sep 30The real fight over Planned Parenthood is not in Congress
With so much attention focused on the fight on Capitol Hill, Americans may be missing a crucial point – a number of the changes Republican lawmakers are working hard to pass at the federal level have already been enacted by…